Could you imagine a football team without a coach? How about a student without a teacher? Maybe a business owner with no training? Of course not! The team, the student, and the business would all fail. But so many people start their online business with no training, no support, and no encouragement. That is why the great majority of online businesses fail. When you start to look for someone to coach you in your online business, what should you look for in that person?
#1: Someone Who Started Where You Are
The online business coach you choose should be able to relate to you. If he or she cannot relate to you and where you are in life, then you will have a hard time applying their advice because they don’t know where you are coming from. For example, if you don’t have a lot of money to spend on your business, you need to find a coach that started their business with little money. Using an online business coach that started with 2-3 financial backers is not going to help you much.
Trait #2: Someone Who Wants To Help You
All right, let’s not fool ourselves here. Any online business coach is going to charge money for their coaching. It is how they make their living. But you should find a coach that not only wants to make a living, but also wants to help you. It is easy to spot the difference.
Take for example the coach of a high-school team. You don’t have to be around a coach very long to determine if he or she is interested in helping the. If the coach is yelling, berating, and downgrading the players and talking about how tough his job is, chances are good that the coach is in it for himself. But if the coach has patience, helps the kids, and congratulates them on a good job, then the coach’s true desire is to help.
The same is true for an online business coach. If someone wants you to pay them before they help you at all, they are in it for themselves. If they are willing to listen to you and your needs before they ask for money, then you have found a winner.
Trait #3: Someone Who Actually Teaches
Many online business coaches talk a big game, but when it comes to actually showing you what to do and how to do it, they get lost. They can speak from a theoretical point of view, but since they have never started an online business from scratch, they don’t know the nitty-gritty details. Stay away from this type of coach – they can’t help you.
The proper online business coach can help you tremendously. Since the online business market is so ultra-competitive, many people are turning to a coach for online business success. Be sure you get the right kind of coach, and do your research before you pay them a dime.